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Weekly Update   07/10/2016

Kinsale GAA Club – One Club One Vision!

GAA Hurling & Football - Adult Men & Underage Boys

Ladies Football – Adult & Underage

Camogie – Underage (2015 new club!)



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  • Training Information 
  • €2 Weekly Lotto – the Backbone of our Clubs Finances.
  • Club Development Draw (AKA €100 Draw) – please support this major fundraiser for the club
  • Club Family Morning
  • Lost and Found Box – donated to St Vincent de Paul in Kinsale!
  • Winter League Program
  • On-Line Option (new gear available)
  • Men/Boys Hurling & Football  - Intermediate, Junior, Under 21, Minor and Boys Underage
  • Ladies/Girls Football – Junior, Under 21, Minor and Underage – Munster Club Semi-Final Ahead!
  • Camogie – Underage
  • Last Weekly Update – a Thank you message (from Emma)
  • Additional Information:  KYSS Information 

TG4 – a New Show.



Kinsale GAA Club – Facebook Page

Don’t forget to like Kinsale GAA’s Facebook Page and check in regularly to see up to date photos of matches/blitz’s/all our events – Great Photos of our Club Family Morning with Anthony Nash, Orla Finn and Ray Cummins.





Underage Boys (U6 to U10) and Camogie are now finished training until the Winter League Programme. Details on this to follow over the coming weeks.

U11/U12/U13/U14 are still training as there are still fixtures to be played in these age groups - Coaches will keep you information via text/whats app.



Ladies/Girls Football Training (Underage Girls U6 to U12) – Training as normal every Monday until Mid-Term Break

Next Session:   Monday, 10th October – 4.45pm to 5.45pm at main pitch, Bandon Road.  Bring Water, Gum Shield, €2 – thank you.



€2 Weekly Lotto – the Backbone of our Club Finances:


As the Weekly Update will be taking a break soon – we are taking this opportunity in the last one or two issues to once again promote our €2 Weekly lotto fundraising campaign.  Don’t forget there are plenty of locations around town where you can purchase your €2 ticket (see list of places below) or why not make life really easy and do it all on-line.


The €2 Weekly lotto is an integral part of the Club Finances - it is an ongoing fundraising campaign which requires a huge amount of commitment from its dedicated committee – who have the whole operation down to a fine art.  Total monies raised this year (2016), is €25,135 (up to week commencing 26thSeptember). Prize money paid out is exactly €10,000 (one jackpot win of €6,200 and €3,800 in weekly consolation prizes).


Like all dwellings in Kinsale and indeed around the country, Kinsale GAA Club has bills to pay – ESB, Water, Refuse Collection, any works/repairs required at the grounds on Bandon Road etc.  The club also incurs other expenses, for example, when you see things like “this course is free to all coaches” or watch on as over 100 of our underage boys and girls get presented with their shiny new medals, when you see the Advertising Boards/Posters around the town promoting the club or a Fundraising Campaign, congratulating one of our teams; -  these are just some examples of where the €2 weekly lotto comes into play.  This on-going fundraiser is like the Weekly Wage of Kinsale GAA Club – keeping our day to day expenses in check, in a word keeping the club running.  And even more crucial, when we fundraise for our Club Development Project – it ensures that all monies raised can go directly to the Club Development Finances.


With usual Fundraising Campaigns – there is the big push and hard work for a  couple of weeks – but then the campaign ends.  However with the €2 Weekly Lotto it’s an on-going campaign (the hint is in the title :-)! And so it requires huge dedication from those running it – John Maloney, Eoin O Neill, Joe Coughlan and Declan O Sullivan and David Coughlan who also give a hand every week.  A sincere thank you must go to each and every one of these gentlemen for their continued efforts for Kinsale GAA Club.


So thank you all for buying your lotto tickets every week – you have raised an incredible €25,135 alone this year so far.  Keep buying those tickets, the jackpot is €4,500 currently – wouldn’t that be ‘a nice tidy sum to win’ !!!


Thank you.


Weekly Lotto                                                                            report submitted by John Maloney


The Lotto Jackpot Numbers for last night's draw (Wednesday, 5th October) were;   24      28      29

Jackpot = €4,400

No Winner

Consolation Prize Winners;
€50: Geraldine Fitzgerald
€30: Seamus & Helen McCarthy
€20: Joan Lucey

The Jackpot for Wed.  12-October-2016 is €4,500

Still rolling over 4.5K now ………….. Make sure you get your ticket/s.  With Christmas only around the corner and down the road – a win like this would certainly help !!!
This is a major Fundraiser for the club – please support if you can.  It’s a win-win, you support your club, and you could win a massive cash prize of  €4,500!

You can also become a subscriber to the Weekly Lotto.  By paying a certain amount, of your choosing up front, your numbers are automatically included in the draw every week for the time covered by your subscription. If you were a subscriber in the past and your subscription has now lapsed – it is very easy to start up again! New subscribers are of course very welcome.

For more details on how to become a new subscriber, or to re-new your subscription,  please contact John Maloney at 087-7656146 or email


Lotto tickets can be purchased from any of the following locations around the town:-


Blue Haven Hotel

The Credit Union
Murphy's, Main Street
Murphy's, Pearse Street
The Market Garden, Pearse Street.
Sam's Bar
The White House
The Armada Bar
Dalton's Bar
Billy Connery Butchers Shop
Barrett's Butchers
The White Lady Bar
The Millwheel Bar, Jagoes Mill.


Lotto Tickets On-Line :

(**Please note that anyone subscribing to the Weekly Lotto on-line must have their ticket bought before midnight Tuesday to qualify for that Wednesday's draw. Many thanks.)


It’s never been easier, now you can show your support for Kinsale GAA by clicking on the link below and get your €2 lotto tickets on-line!




Club Development Draw (AKA the €100 Draw!) – Major Fundraiser for the Club

This draw raised €30,000 for the club last year – this is one of the clubs biggest Fundraisers of the year  – please support it and purchase a ticket if you can – Many thanks.


Tickets for this draw are now on sale. The draw is limited to 300 tickets and with €10,000 worth of cash prizes to be given away – it really is worth it.

Please contact the following people if you would like to support our club by purchasing a ticket for €100.  Please see Flyer Attached for more information.


Catherine Murphy           087-2168734

Sean O Callaghan             086-8104800

David Shortall                    087-6979089

Eithne Fitzpatrick             087-7551621

Mairead Cronin                 087-3238219


You can also arrange to purchase a ticket by replying to Emma on this email address. 


One ticket secures entry into 4 draws, with the first of the draws going ahead at the end of October – Venue TBC.  


Tickets can be purchased up front or a monthly direct debit can be arranged.


Many thanks in advance for your support for this annual major fundraiser for the club.



Club Family Morning

Sunday, 2nd October, the second day of “Fall”, to use an American expression – but  one would have been forgiven for thinking it was the 2nd of July in the middle of summer!!   Blue Skies, glorious sunshine, and heat to go with it – the Marquee was up, bales of straw set out around it , the pitches marked out, tables laden down with gorgeous cakes, buns, sandwiches, biscuits, sweets – the smell of freshly brewed coffee and tea, our National Flag raised high, as were the Kinsale Club Colours, 250+ adults and children thrown into the mix – Its End of Season Club Family Morning time!!!!


And if that wasn’t enough – also hanging around throughout the morning were Anthony Nash, Orla Finn and Ray Cummins!!! – Cork heros and legends one and all. 


We were also joined on the morning by our local TD’s Ms Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, Fianna Fáil and Mr Jim Daly, Fine Gael who came along to experience first-hand the exceptional atmosphere and community spirit within Kinsale GAA Club and to witness the fantastic work being done by all our amazing coaches, committee members and volunteers throughout the entire club.


Huge thanks to all the parents and children for coming along to spend the morning with us.  And for bringing along all those yummy treats – it was a fantastic ‘spread’ for everyone to enjoy.


There was a  ‘Bucket Collection’ throughout the morning  in aid of the Ciara O Brien Trust – a total of €405.31 was raised.  Thank you so so much to everyone for supporting Ciara – it is greatly appreciated.


Here’s to 2017 and another great Season for Kinsale GAA Club.


A more detailed report will be sent out separately in the next few days – we have a huge number of  people to thank with regard to the Family Morning and indeed for the 2016 Season.   Keep an eye out!!



Winter League Program:

Details on the above Program will be sent out over the next week or two – please check in on your emails for all the details.  Coaches will also keep you informed via Whats App / Text.



Lost and Found:

As per our Lost and Found Note in every Weekly Update to date -  All unclaimed items in the lost and found box have now been donated to the St Vincent de Paul Shop in Kinsale – Many thanks.




On-Line Option for Club Gear – Brand New Gear added to the range and  now available to order, (tracksuits etc) – log onto the Kinsale GAA Page on the O Neill Website and have a look! 

This option is available for any Kinsale GAA Club Gear that you might be looking for.  

Click on the link below to go straight to the Kinsale GAA page on the O’Neill’s website to order, view availability and pricing.

Happy Shopping!




Men/Boys Hurling & Football - Intermediate – Junior – Under 21 - Minor - Underage Boys:


Intermediate Football                                        submitted by Derry Coughlan


Kinsale 2-9 St. Nick's 2-6.


Victory in the final league game of the year ensured that Kinsale retained division 3 status for 2017. Recent unlikely results plus a series of walkovers elsewhere meant that Kinsale had to avoid defeat to stay in 

division 3. 


Kinsale started the game positively and took the lead through an early Gearoid Finn point. Further points followed from Gearoid Finn and Richard O'Sullivan to give Kinsale a 3 points to 1 lead. The Kinsale defence was well on top at this stage with Wayne O'Hea, Conor Lane and Michael O'Sullivan dominant in the full back line and this allowed the half back line of Gearoid O'Leary, Colm McCarthy and Mark Coughlan to get forward at will. Points followed from Alan Gould and Ricky O'Hanlon and, following a great run by Gearoid O'Leary, Richard O'Sullivan set up Ricky O'Hanlon for a well taken goal. St. Nick's responded with 2 points to leave Kinsale leading by 1-5 to 0-3 at half time. 


Upon the resumption, Kinsale went further ahead with points from Derry O'Callaghan and David O'Leary following good work by Sean O'Brien and David Ward before he went off injured. When Gearoid Finn pointed a free it looked like Kinsale were going to coast home but St. Nick's got 2 points and this seemed to inspire them. Kinsale began to make some mistakes and allowed St. Nick's back into the game. Richard O'Sullivan steadied Kinsale with a point but two goals were conceded in quick succession and all of a sudden it was game on with the scores level at 1-9 to 2-6 with 3 minutes left. When the need was greatest, Goalkeeper Stephen O'Neill found Derry O'Callaghan with the kick out and he in turn passed to Richard O'Sullivan who made a great run through the St. Nick's defence before releasing David O'Keeffe who showed great composure to score a crucial goal from close range. Kinsale regained possession from the kick out and saw out the game comfortably. 


This was the final game of the season and credit to all the players involved for getting the crucial victory.


Team: S O'Neill, W O'Hea, C Lane, M O'Sullivan, G O'Leary, C McCarthy, M Coughlan, D O'Callaghan, R O'Sullivan, S O'Brien, A Gould, D Ward, D O'Leary, R O'Hanlon, G Finn. Subs: D O'Keeffe, J O'Mahony.       



Junior B Football League Semi-Final                                        submitted by Brian Murphy


Kinsale came through a tough battle away to Crosshaven last Saturday to qualify for the League final. 


Kinsale started sluggishly and Crosshaven stormed into a 3 point lead after 5 minutes. However Kieran and Kalen O Connor slowly started to get a hold of midfield, the rampaging wing back James Murphy scored Kinsale 1stpoint from play. A crucial goal by Eoin Irwin after being set up by Conor O Brien ensured Kinsale had a 4 point lead at half time.  Crosshaven piled on the pressure after half time but could not beat Thomas Douglas who was superb in goal. The defense of Brian O Regan, Cian Quigley, Barry Wright, Niall O Donavan and Captain David O Keefe got on top and this laid the platform for Kinsale’s purple patch which saw points from Ricky O Hanlon, Jack Gould and Seamus Downey. 


The score of the night however was from Eoin Irwin who cheekily rounded the goalie for his 2nd goal of the game. While Crosshaven answered with 3 points in a row the hard work of Nelius Fitzpatrick, James O Mahoney and Kevin Kelly ensured Crosshaven could not get the goal that they needed. The final score was Kinsale 2-12 Crosshaven 13 points


Kinsale will play Carrigaline in the final on Sunday 16th of October – Time and Venue TBC. 




Underage Boys – Please support our young players at their various upcoming fixtures – they are the future of the club!!



Under 10                                                           submitted by Brian Murphy


U10 Season has finished up until the winter league kicks in. Thanks to all the players, parents and supporters who contributed during the year. We have our End of Season trip to Spike Island this weekend (Sunday 9thOctober) hopefully everyone will make it back!!!




Under 11                                                           submitted by Ciaran O Sullivan 


Football Tournament in St. Michaels, Blackrock

Kinsale fielded 2 teams with a mixture of under 11 & 10s. One team played St. Michaels in their first game and after going behind early on they fought back to win in the end with some great performances throughout the field. The other team played Ballincollig and again played some great football and it ended in a draw. The 2nd game was played against Ballincolligs other team with each Kinsale team playing one half each. Kinsale started slow and went behind to a full strength Ballincollig team and were behind at half time. The other Kinsale team took to the field for the 2nd half and fought back well before running out of steam with Ballincollig winning out in the end. 


Ballincollig took the trophy home however our lads can be proud of their performances against one of the strongest towns in Cork (who’s senior team happen to be playing the county final next week, Baile an Cholaigh Abu…green blood runs deep). 


Thanks again to the parents who travelled and to the under 10 players. Panel on the day Ronan, Oisin, Charlie, Conor B, Jonathan, Josh, Conor Fitz, David, Cathal, Max, Callum, Ted, Billy, Matthew & Ross with the under 10 players of Rory, Hugh, Senan, Michael, Noah, Dylan, Joe, 


Next up, the under 10 & 11 take on Spike Island on Sunday 9th Oct at 10am for some commando style training and hand to hand combat!!!!!! Meeting at Club house at 8.45amfor anyone who wants a lift. 


Hurling Training next Tuesday night (11thOctober) in Bandon Road at 6pm


Upcoming Fixture:

Hurling Tournament on the following Sunday 16th October in Inniscarra, details to follow.


Many thanks,




Under 12                                                                           submitted by Sean O Callaghan


U12B East League Football Final 


Kinsale   V  Kilmurry

Sunday, 9th  October, 

In Kilmurry

Throw-in at 4.30pm


The entire Under 12 panel is invited to attend and tog out for this final.  Everyone contributed to the team reaching this Final.  A great achievement for everyone.


This is a huge match for our U12B Team – their first League Final.  Kilmurry are a strong side and will be favourites on the day, but Kinsale are also a strong side and won’t be easily overcome – a point they proved against Passage in the semi-final.  


It’s been a long season for these young players who are still training in preparation for this game.  Come along on Sunday to show your support – lots of encouragement and seeing the blue and white colours on the side-lines will really spur the lads on.  Chionn tSáile Abú.



Under 13


Upcoming Fixture:


U13B East League Football Semi-Final 

Kinsale   V   Crosshaven

Sunday, 16th October

In Crosshaven

Throw-in at 3pm


Pencil this date into your diaries for Sunday week.  Be great to get lots of support down to Crosshaven to support our U13’s as they look to book their place in this League Final.



Under 14:                                            submitted by Glynn Aherne


Boys U14A East League Football Semi-Final (Home Game)

Kinsale      V      Ballinora

Saturday, 8th  October, 2016

In Kinsale (Main Pitch, Bandon Road)

Throw-in at 3.30pm


Already East Cork Championship winners – come along and support this hard working group of lads as they look to progress from this Semi-Final and beat Ballinora to keep a possible League and Championship Double in East Cork alive.


Chionn tSáile Abú!!!!




Ladies/Girls Football - Junior, Under 21, Minor and Underage:



Junior A Ladies – County Champions 2016


More history being made on Saturday (8th) when the Kinsale Ladies Team will wear the County Jersey when they play Dungarvan in Mallow at 1pm

This is due to a clash of Colours – Dungarvan’s Club colours are also Blue!!


Best of luck to our Junior Ladies!


Here we go again………. our Brilliant Junior Ladies Football Team is out again at the weekend – this time their sights are set firmly on reaching the Munster Junior Club Championship Final.


Having beaten Austin Stacks last weekend – Dungarvan are the next team that the ladies must overcome to reach the coveted Munster Club Final. 


What an incredible run for this amazing group of girls.


Please make your way to Mallow on Saturday and let’s get behind our most successful team to date.

#Serious Support in Serious Numbers on Saturday - Lets show the girls how very proud we all are of them.

Chionn tSáile Abú.


Munster Junior Club Football Championship Semi-Final


Kinsale   V    Dungarvan

Saturday, 8th October, 2016

In Mallow GAA Complex

Throw-in at 1pm


Wear your club colours, bring mascots decked out in the Blue and White – Flags, Banners – Come on Kinsale.





Last matches of the season for all these age groups – so it would be great if all the girls could come along to the pitch at the weekend and take part.



U7/U8                                                  submitted by Derval Kelly, Marguerite Maloney 

Saturday, 8th October – U7 & U8

Kinsale   V  Sliabh Rua

Throw in at 11am

In Kinsale GAA Main Pitch, Bandon Road.


All players to be at the pitch for 10.50am



U6                                                          submitted by Clare O Sullivan, Niamh Heffernan

Sunday, 9th October – U6

Kinsale   V  Courceys

Throw in at 11am

In Kinsale GAA Main Pitch, Bandon Road.


All players to be at the pitch for 10.50am



Last Weekly Update!

This is the final Weekly Update of the 2016 Season!  I will of course continue to communicate out details on any remaining fixtures and/or events being held/promoted by Kinsale GAA Club over the coming weeks and months – all information will be sent out as it arises (it’s just the regular weekly update that is taking a well-earned break!!).


Thank you to everyone for taking the time to read the Update every week – I hope you found it informative and helpful.  If anyone has any ideas/suggestions or feedback with regard to the Weekly Update, please do not hesitate to contact me at this email address – all comments very welcome.


My sincere thanks to all the coaches and committee members who sent in information every week – without you there wouldn’t be a Weekly Update.  Thank you for having patience with the “usual reminder” emails every Tuesday :-)  !!!!!! 


It was my privilege to work with such a supportive and helpful group of people again this season.  Till an bhlian seo chugainn arís (till next year again) and more “usual reminders”!!!!!!!  enjoy the break in the meantime – it is well and truly deserved.


Slán go fóill  agus Kindest regards,




Additional Information – 


Kinsale Youth Support Services are holding their final "Let's Talk event. 


KYSS are delighted to be holding a mental health awareness evening. KYSS will present an outline of their services to the local community, this offers a chance to meet Tom Walsh and volunteer members of KYSS, who will participate in a panel discussion on relevant issues. 


The meeting is open to all members of the public, we would ask that young people under 18 years of age be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 


Tuesday 11th October 2016 at 8.00pm 

Acton's Hotel Kinsale. 


In attendance: 

Tom Walsh, KYSS youth health worker 

James O' Mahony, KYSS Chairperson 

Panel discussion with volunteer members of KYSS.


Kind Regards

Ger Rice




New TG4 Show:


Dia Dhuit, 


I'm emailing from Red Pepper Productions in Dublin & we're currently in pre-production with a new TG4 Fashion series. 

Would it be possible to circulate the information below amongst any of your Irish speaking players. 

The show is called Gléasta chun Féasta. The premise of the show features a resident panel, who consist of one Fashion Stylist + one Designer. Each week they'll be joined by a 'Guest Designer' who could work in any creative field such as Photography, Jewellery, Painting, etc.  


There will be one contestant  (one female) on the show each week who is looking to be styled for a big event they've coming up - This could be a Bride to Be looking for a wedding dress, maybe a Mother of a Bride, Graduation ceremony, 21st / 80th Birthday where the lady is looking for a nice gúna, Wedding Anniversary, a Teacher looking to be styled as her class makes their Communion / Confirmation, An Organizer of a big Charity event / ball that would like to look her best for the event, a Sportsperson who has an important event / ceremony coming up and so on......

So right now, I'm looking to cast these women - as I mentioned there, someone who speaks Irish & has an important occasion/ceremony coming up either this year or next year. Of course, someone that has a good personality too. 


Anyone interested and looking for more information, can email for the attention of Fiona Ní Chéirín. 

Go raibh maith agat,


Mise le meas,
Fiona Ní Chéirín

Red Pepper Productions




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